As a women's ministry director, it can be challenging to come up with ideas of gifts to give to the mothers in your church. Here are 12 ideas to help you with this decision:
1. A beautiful flower. This can be a rose, a carnation, a peony, a lily etc.
2. Chocolate. There are all kinds of options with this one, depending on your budget. You could present the mothers in your church with a chocolate rose or truffle (s) or other gourmet chocolaty treats.
3. A chef's apron. This is a practical gift that will be appreciated by the busy mothers who spend a lot of time in their kitchen doing any kind of messy food preparation (frying chicken, baking cupcakes etc).
4. Perfumed hand or body lotion- if it's a small bottle, you could put it in a tulle bag with a few chocolates and tie it with a pretty ribbon.
5. A stylish tote bag. This is another practical gift- great for trips to the library, or the beach, or going to soccer games.
6. Framed art, photo or scripture. If you have some images that you like, you could get them printed professionally and frame them yourself.
7. Girls Day Out. Celebrate Mother's day as a group. Make plans to do manicures, pedicures, watch a movie, eat desserts or anything else the women would enjoy doing as a group.
8. A beautiful picture frame. She can use it to display the latest family photo or Mary's latest artwork or even a treasured Mother's Day card.
9. A quality (but pretty) pen. This is a handy gift, as she can use it to write shopping lists, make out checks, mark dates on the calendar etc. There are many styles available. How about choosing one with an inspiring message.
10. A beautiful notebook, journal or magnetic notepad and coordinating pen.
11. Mug or cup. How about filling it with a few gourmet tea bags, hot cocoa mix, chocolates or other candies. Wrap it with cellophane and a pretty ribbon and you are all set.
12. A gift certificate for a free drink and dessert for two, at a local coffee shop. Make a note suggesting that she invite a friend to go out with her.
So there you have it, 12 ideas of gifts to give away to the mothers in your church on Mother's Day. Adapt these ideas to your own particular situation.